State Dept. Using ‘Diversity Visas’ to Encourage Immigration from Yemen
The State Department has awarded 1,011 special diversity visas allowing Yemeni nationals to immigrate to the United States since 2000, the year 17 US sailors were killed when the USS Cole was attacked by terrorists in the Yemeni port of Aden.
The “diversity visas” are designed to encourage immigration from countries that do not otherwise send significant numbers of immigrants to the United States.
The State Department roster of all countries whose nationals have received “diversity visas” to immigrate to the United States in 2010, for example, shows that 2 of these immigrants will be from Luxembourg, 3 from the Solomon Islands, 4 from French Guiana, 5 from Reunion, 6 from Cape Verde, 7 from Malta, 8 from Guinea-Bissau, 9 from Comoros, 10 from Suriname—and 72 from Yemen. Nationals of the four states listed by the State Department as state sponsors of terrorism—Cuba, Iran, Sudan, and Syria—also received “diversity visas” from the State Department to immigrate to the United States in 2010. These include 98 from Syria, 298 from Cuba, 1,084 from Sudan, and 2,773 from Iran...
Heres the U.S. Department of State web page for the Diversity Visa Program: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_1322.html
Maybe next Obama will put a check box on the 1040 tax form to ask folks to contribute to hamas.
Yea,diverse democratic voters!